News that Charlie Sheen is HIV positive and is talking about the diagnosis on The Today Show has been making the press and social media rounds. Sheen has been battling HIV since 2011. But what about his children? Have they been exposed?
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Charlie Sheen Has Five Children With Three Women
Charlie Sheen has a total of five children with three different women. He has three daughters, two of them twins, and two sons. They range in age from 30 to six.
2. His First Child, Cassandra, Was Born to Paula Profit in 1984
Sheen had his first child, Cassandra Jade Estevez, with Paula Profit (who also goes by Paula Speert). Profit was Sheen’s high school girlfriend and Cassandra was born in 1984. Cassandra had a daughter, Luna, in 2013, Us Weekly reported. Sheen and Profit were a couple long before Sheen was exposed to HIV. Profit has not yet made a public statement about Sheen’s diagnosis.
3. Sheen Had Two Daughters With Denise Richards And She Says They Were Not Exposed
Sheen and Denise Richards were married in 2002. They met on the set of Good Advice, but didn’t start dating until she guest-starred on Spin City. They had two daughters together. Sam J. Sheen was born in March 9, 2004 and Lola Rose Sheen was born June 1, 2005. Richards filed for divorce in March 2005 for violent threats and drug abuse. Their divorce was finalized in November 2006, The Smoking Gun reported. Richards has said that neither daughter was exposed to HIV, Us Weekly reported.
4. Sheen Had Twin Sons With Brooke Mueller And Sources Say the Boys Are HIV Free
In 2008, Sheen married Brooke Mueller. On March 15, 2009, their twin sons Bob and Max were born after being conceived through in vitro fertiilzation. Sheen filed for divorce in 2010 and social services took Bob and Max after Mueller filed a restraining order in 2011, AOL News reported. According to Daily News, the twin boys are also HIV free.
5. Richards Is Not Infected, But Some Sources Say Mueller Was Worried That She Was Exposed
Richards has known about Sheen’s diagnosis for years, Us Weekly reported. He was infected long after they broke up, Richards said. In addition to her daughters being HIV free, Richards has been tested and is also free. Richards is known for being pretty calm in the face of Sheen’s crazy decisions. On Father’s Day this year, Sheen ranted on Twitter about how “Brooke M” was a “sexy rock star” that he adored, while “D Richards” was a “washed up piglet,” E Online reported. She simply responded: “Happy Dad’s Day! @CharlieSheen have a great trip in Mexico! … We’ll celebrate when u r back!”
Mueller, meanwhile, may not have been so calm and understanding. According to Daily News, two sources offered conflicting stories about Mueller. One said she didn’t find out until after they separated and after he had his infamous Tiger Blood meltdown. They were still occasionally sleeping together at the time and she sent a panicked text message to Sheen’s personal assistant, worried that she had been exposed. A different source, however, said that she knew during their marriage.